Monday 6 April 1959
It was Monday, under the sign of Aries. The US president was Dwight D. Eisenhower (Republican). In that special week of April people in US were listening to Venus by Frankie Avalon.
In UK As I Love You by Shirley Bassey was in the top 5 hits.
Gidget, directed by Paul Wendkos, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1959
while The Ugly American by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick was one of the best selling books.
But much more happened that day: find out below..
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Which were the important events of 6 April 1959 ?
- Saint Isolde
- Tartan Day, a day set aside for the celebration of Scottish influence.
- The date of organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and the start of the Restoration Movement by Joseph Smith Junior. Also the date on which this church believes Jesus Christ was born.
- In Thailand, April 6th marks Chakri Day - a day to commemorate King Rama I, founder of the Chakri dynasty.
- Saint Balderik
- Saint Marcellinus of Carthage (d.413)
- St. Sixtus
- Saint Wineboud
- Blessed Notker
- The start of the tax year in the United Kingdom (arising from the 11 day correction to March 25 at the adoption of the Gregorian calendar in 1752).
- Dianne Brill in Tampa: Florida, USA; fashion designer/party girl (Queen of the Night).
- Pietro Wierchowod: Italian soccer player with the National Team.
- Nancy Jones: Reality Star.
- Gail Shea: Canadian politician.
- Leo Aryeh Mayer: Israeli professor and scholar of Islamic art (Born 1895).
- 31st Academy Awards: Gigi, Susan Hayward, and David Niven win.
- The 31st Academy Awards ceremony is held.
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Which were the top hits in that special week of April 1959 ?
Top #10 songs in the USA
- Frankie Avalon - Venus
- The Fleetwoods - Come Softly To Me
- The Coasters - Charlie Brown
- Dodie Stevens - Pink Shoe Laces
- David Seville - Alvin's Harmonica
- Brook Benton - It's Just A Matter Of Time
- Thomas Wayne - Tragedy
- The Virtues - Guitar Boogie Shuffle
- Ricky Nelson - Never Be Anyone Else But You
- Ricky Nelson - It's Late
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